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Georgia College Department of Public Safety awarded $10,000 grant

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January 29, 2013

The Georgia College Department of Public Safety received a partnership grant of $10,000 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

The incentive grant, which will last through Sept. 2013, is designed for smaller law enforcement agencies that have partnered with GOHS and excelled in participating in highway safety initiatives as well as making their communities safe during the previous year.

“This was the first time we had applied for the grant,” said Sgt. Michael Baker of Georgia College University Police. “We’re are pleased to received the money that will in turn help us keep people safe on the roads.”

The department purchased several tools including roadside breathalyzers, citation holders, gear bags and flashlights to

direct traffic.

“Our new equipment will help officers do their jobs more efficiently and effectively,” said Baker.The Department of Public Safety purchased flashlights, gear bags, breathalyers and citation holders with the GOHS grant.The Department of Public Safety purchased flashlights, gear bags, breathalyers and citation holders with the GOHS grant.

This grant rewards agencies for their proactive approach to traffic safety and provides them with the necessary tools to continue their efforts.

Agencies must meet several criteria to receive the award. They must report enforcement data to GOHS, participate in meetings of the local traffic enforcement network, host network meetings and submit applications to GOHS’ annual law enforcement awards program, Governor’s Challenge.

For more information on the Department of Public Safety’s award, contact Sgt. Michael Baker at michael.baker@gcsu.edu.

For more information on the incentive grant program or any of other GOHS initiative, visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.

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Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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